Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon Responds to New York Times Article on Shale Gas

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 27, 2011

Aubrey McClendon – New York Times go at each other over Shale Gas. Chesapeake’s response:

“The Times story was obviously motivated by an anti-natural gas agenda. It is telling that the reporter chose not to interview a single reliable source and instead selectively quoted emails from unnamed sources or well-known industry critics dating back to as early as 2007 to invent a series of inaccurate and misleading allegations.

“By analyzing our own and industry peer well performance, we know that the initial productivity of a majority of the industry’s shale gas wells have been steadily improving, both in initial production rates and the expected ultimate recoveries of natural gas. We fully expect that the majority of these wells will be productive for 30-50 years, or even longer. In fact, Chesapeake and the industry are currently producing from vertical Devonian Shale natural gas wells in Appalachia that were drilled more than 100 years ago, and new horizontal wells that interface with a significantly greater amount of shale that may produce that long as well. In fact, Chesapeake operates or has an interest in nearly 8,000 wells that are more than 30 years old and we believe there is ample evidence that shale gas wells can produce for as long as other gas wells have been able to produce.”

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